Jenny is a senior lecturer on the Community Leadership degree and masters and is currently module leader for Youth led Regeneration, Peer led Education, Citizenship and Cohesive Communities, Project Development, Practical Volunteer Management, Community Engagement and Volunteering and Safety Management. Jenny is currently completing her PhD around the role of digital media in young people’s sex and relationship education.
Jenny is also a second year personal tutor and co-ordinates the Touch Project and the Ambassadors for the Future project.
Jenny studied at UCLan and completed her undergraduate degree in 2006 graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Criminology and completed her postgraduate degree in 2011, graduating with a MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
While studying at UCLan for her undergraduate degree she worked with Preston Youth Offending Team (YOT) helping to recruit, interview, train and support volunteers who were working with young offenders. Jenny went on to run a project with young people in Bolton before starting work at UCLan.
Jenny started working at UCLan as a Community Learning Development Officer responsible for accrediting the work of our volunteers with alternative forms of accreditation. This was a temporary contract for 6 months to work on the V project, and was extended to enable her to work on the European Social Fund (ESF)/Learning and Skills Council (LSC) funded project Ambassadors for the Future, working with NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people between the ages of 16 and 19.During her employment at UCLan, Jenny has completed an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice which she completed in 2011 and has now gone on to study for her PhD which she aims to complete by 2020.
Jenny is also responsible for running the Touch project, a peer led outreach education project which has been run through the CVCL for 10 years.
Jenny supports volunteers to deliver information to students about sexual health and substance use.Through the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership, Jenny runs the Touch Project in which she supports volunteers to deliver information to students about sexual health and substance use, this project is now affiliated with the Sexpression UK national network of Higher Education Sexual Health Projects. Jenny also runs an annual project, working with pre-NEET young people in secondary schools in Preston City Centre.
Jenny was heavily involved in Preston Guild and delivered introductory training to all Guild volunteers.
Jenny’s research interests lie in young people and crime and in the use of peer education to discuss issues of sexual health and substance use.
- Touch Project
- UCLan Sexpression
- Ambassadors for the Future
- Community Action Lab
Teaching activities and responsibilities
- Senior Lecturer on Foundation Degree in Community Leadership
- Senior Lecturer on BA (hons) Top Up in Community Leadership
- Senior Lecturer on MA in Community Leadership